Leslie Conway “Lester” Bangs

(December 14, 1948 ā€“ April 30, 1982)

The 41st anniversary of the death of rock’s greatest critic passed today, one born in Escondido and raised in El Cajon.

On this day in 1982 San Diego native Lester Bangs died of overdose, leaving a huge literary legacy as a rock-and-roll journalist, critic, author, in Rolling Stone and later Creem Magazine.

R.I.P to you, Lester Bangs, and thanks for the reviews, asshole. <3

Lester Bangs and Bruce Springsteen
Lester Bangs and Bruce Springsteen

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